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Senior Piping Designer - PDMS

Posted by Antony Thomas at Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Work Location: GB-Lanarkshire-Glasgow


Foster Wheeler is currently recruiting a Senior PDMS Piping Designer for our Glasgow office. This office is part of Foster Wheeler's EMEA Upstream Operating Unit and focuses on the execution of Studies, FEEDs and EPC services in the both Onshore and Offshore sectors. We aim to increase our Upstream personnel in Glasgow to meet our current workload and our projected workload in the upstream sector.

Sr. PDMS Piping Designer for Foster Wheeler UK


  • Undertake MTO duties when necessary and assists with the preparation of presentation material, such as videos, animation and plant views
  • Assure designs are ready for review and comments are correctly resolved

  • Understand discipline interfaces and how to influence impacts to the benefit of the project

  • Actively engages in the maintenance of P&IDs

  • Interface with other disciplines and Execution Centres

  • Set achievable goals and targets, with suitable checks and verifications to provide corrective action when required
  • Use coaching methods and a consultative style to guide others with problem solving and technical queries

  • Extend the role to the wider disciplines taking responsibility for the design of the plant

  • Provide expertise in pipe support selection and the preparation of SPS designs
  • Take a lead, hands-on approach with responsibility for all piping design and layout in an assigned area including setting piping layout concepts, assuring quality and consistency and ensuring that safety, operation, maintenance and construction requirements are incorporated


  • Proven experience of common CAD systems
  • Detailed knowledge and proven application in all general piping design/layout aspects
  • Conversant in commonly used materials of construction, insulation and installed instruments
  • A thorough understanding of common equipment and capable of routing all major process and utility piping in accordance with P&IDs and project standards, including the impact of specific service conditions on piping design, such as vibration and two-phase slug flow
  • Experience in more complex piping systems, such as lined and jacketed pipe and the impact of material supply and fabrication on piping design
  • Capability in undertaking piping layout in critical and novel plant areas
  • Experience using PDMS is essential.



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